2002 Toyota Corolla Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2002 Toyota Corolla based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.
There are occasional reports of daytime running light problems.
At 125,000-150,000 miles, the Brake Master Cylinder may need replacing. It is critical to adjust the brake pedal to Master Cylinder pushrod clearance or the brakes can drag and over heat.
The timing chain tensioner is designed to use oil pressure to keep tension on the timing chain. When it develops a leak, it can no longer provide tension, and the timing chain will begin to make a slapping or rattling sound at all times.
If left in this condition, the timing chain may fail, leading to costly internal engine repair.
To correct this issue the timing chain tensioner must be replaced with the revised part.